ISFA UNDER-18 REPRESENTATIVE TEAM

ISFA GO DOWN TO AUSSIES

Sunday 15th January
ENGLAND INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS 1 AUSTRALIA SCHOOLS 4
Clifton College Sports Centre

The final score does not quite reflect the very competitive and even affair for most of the match that took place on a truly outstanding surface at Clifton College.

ISFA flew out of the blocks and should have scored in the first minute. Australia grew into the game and both teams had their share of chance. Just short of the break Australia scored from a poorly cleared corner.

ISFA rallied in the second half and deserved the impressive equaliser from Oscar Haynes-Brown. Two clear-cut chances followed that were not taken. ISFA were to rue these chances though as Australia punished mistakes and were deadly on the counter. As the game opened up, Australia were able to create more opportunities, goals and a deserved win.

ISFA SQUAD

Oran Swales (Aldenham)
Oscar Haynes-Brown (Ardingly)
Oscar McConnell (Ardingly)
Tommy Trenaman (Bede's)
James Kay (Bolton)
Quinn McCallion (Bradfield)
Harry Fuller (Hampton)
George O'Malley (Harrow)
Harrison Ardron (Millfield)
Fred Francis (Millfield)
Marcus Price (Millfield)
Cormac Pike (Millfield)
Will Norcross (Repton)
Rhys Norrington-Davies (Royal Russell)
Matt O'Donoghue (Royal Russell)
Matt Weller (Royal Russell)

BERLIN CONFIRMED AS TOUR VENUE

ISFA is pleased to announce that this season's U18 and U16 Easter Tour will be to Germany, with the group based in Berlin.  Amongst the teams that have agreed to play ISFA are Bundesliga outfit, Hertha Berlin.

The Tour will take place between 3rd-7th April.

ISFA U18S COMEBACK TO DRAW WITH ENGLISH COLLEGES

ISFA U18 2 - 2 English Colleges
St George's Park

It was clear from the outset that English Colleges were going to be a real challenge.  Two games in the space of eighteen hours meant that it would be both a physical and mental test for the ISFA team.  Both teams exchanged blows early on and the keepers were the only reason that the score was 0-0 at half time.  English Colleges pushed hard in the second half and took control.  They deserved their first and their second came from a mix-up in defense.  ISFA looked like they had been defeated but somehow rallied with ten minutes to go.  Captain George O’Malley scored to make it a frantic finish.  The goal spurred ISFA on further and Matt O’Donoghue was on hand for the equaliser.  Neither team could find the winner despite chances in the final minutes.  Real character and mental strength on show from the team.

ISFA U18 2 – 1 Welsh Colleges
St George’s Park

The U18s found themselves in an evenly matched game with both ISFA and Welsh Colleges playing some high-quality football. ISFA looked to break the deadlock when they were awarded a penalty in the first half won and taken by Oscar Haynes-Brown. However, an excellent save from the goalkeeper kept the game level. ISFA opened the scoring in the latter stages of the first half from a well taken corner headed home by Cormac Pike. ISFA started bright in the second half, however, a combination of good goalkeeping and poor finishing prevented the score line increasing. In the latter stages, Merlin Ferrinho headed home a Will Norcoss cross delivered after a fluent move down the left wing. It was a nervy finish after a late Welsh Colleges goal, however, this was not enough to deny ISFA a well-earned victory to start their National representative season. 

RWT Photography (www.rwt-photography.co.uk or 01733 204445) attended this match.  A selection of photographs can be found on their website.

FULL SQUAD ANNOUNCED 

Quinn McCallion (Bradfield)
Oran Swales (Aldenham)
Oscar Haynes-Brown (Ardingly)
James Kay (Bolton)
Joshua Tarrant (Bradfield)
Harry Fuller (Hampton)
Jamie Autorino (Harrodian)
Goerge O'Malley (Harrow)
Harrison Ardron (Millfield)
Josiah Chilaka (Shrewsbury)
Fred Francis (Millfield)
Marcus Price (Millfield)
Matt McGlinchey (Millfield)
Cormac Pike (Millfield)
Will Norcross (Repton)
Rhys Norrington-Davies (Royal Russell)
Matt O'Donoghue (Royal Russell)
Matt Weller (Royal Russell)

2016-17 PROGRAMME

The Full ISFA U18 Squad will be selected after the North v. South matches  on Sunday 27th November.

14th-15th December
"ISFA Week" at The FA National Football Centre, St. George's Park)
(2 matches)

Sunday 15th January
ENGLAND INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS v. AUSTRALIA SCHOOLS
(Clifton College, 2.00)

Sunday 5th February
WELSH SCHOOLS v. ENGLAND INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS
(The New Saints FC, Oswestry, 2.00)

Sunday 19th February
ISFA U18 v. ENGLISH SCHOOLS FA
(Manchester United Training Ground, Carrington, ko tbc)

Sunday 5th March
THE ROYAL NAVY v. ISFA U18
(HMS Temeraire, Portsmouth, 1.00)

More fixtures will be added in due course

3rd -7th April
OVERSEAS TOUR - Germany
(in association with Complete Sports Solutions)


 

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Sun 15th Jan
ISFA U18 v. Australia Schools
(Clifton College Sports Ground, 2.00)

Sun 5th Feb
ISFA U16 v. Everton
(Everton Training Ground, 12.00)

Sun 5th Feb
ISFA U18 v. Welsh Schools
(The New Saints FC, 2.00)

17th or 19th Nov
ISFA U16 v. Leicester City
(LCFC Training Tround, 11.00)

Sun 19th Feb
ISFA U18 v. English Schools
(Man Utd Traning Ground)

Thurs 2nd Mar
Investec ISFA U15 Cup Final
(Burton Albion FC, 6.00)

Sun 5th Mar
ISFA U18 v. The Royal Navy
(HMS Temeraire, Portsmouth)

Wed. 8th Mar
Barry Burns Northern Eights
(King's School, Chester)

Sun 12th Mar
ISFA U16 v. Millwall
City of London School
Playing Fields, 11.00)

Mon 20th Mar
Boodles ISFA Cup Final
(MK Dons FC, 7.00)

3rd-7th Apr
ISFA U18 & U16 Tour

5th-7th Apr
ISFA U15 & U14 Tour
(Scotland)

Thurs 27th Apr
ISFA U16 Shield Final
(St. George's Park, 6.00)